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Alumni Association President's Message

Dear Fellow Alumni,

At TC, fall is all about new beginnings. A new academic year brings new students, new classes and a fresh slate of plans for the year ahead. This year your Alumni Association’s Council is gearing up to celebrate 125 years of Teachers College and hoping this milestone will further connect you to the TC community. We hope you reflect upon your time at TC with nostalgia and that you will share your fondest memories with us. Join us at one of the many events scheduled for the coming months to continue the learning process you began as a TC student and to expand your network of like-minded peers.

I also invite you to join us in shaping the programming for this milestone year and future years. You can participate by applying to join the Alumni Council or by volunteering to serve as an Affiliate Member. If you are interested in learning more about either of these roles, visit or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 212-678-3215.

Stay tuned as we roll out an exciting lineup of events that will extend across the country. Academic Festival 2013 – on April 13 – will of course be the marquee celebration for alumni and the greater TC community. So mark your calendars to be back on campus for Festival, when the Alumni Association will also honor our Distinguished Alumni as part of the festivities.

We will be asking you – the Alumni Association – to play a large role in the coming year’s events because, after all, you are such a large part of what makes Teachers College great. We hope that throughout 2013, you will connect virtually by sharing your stories and memories from TC either online or via social media. We also hope to launch a yearlong service project, for which we will track all of your volunteer efforts on the alumni website to showcase TC’s impact in communities across the globe.

Please send any suggestions you have to Rosella Garcia, Director of Alumni Relations, at

Thanks for all of your contributions.  I look forward to connecting with you at one of our events this year.


Adam Vane,
President, Teachers College Alumni Association

Teachers College Alumni Association
The Teachers College Alumni Association is led by the Alumni Council, which consists of 35 members who represent all 90,000 graduates. The Council partners with the Department of Development and External Affairs to advance the goals of the College by providing alumni with opportunities to remain involved in the life of the College through social activities, volunteer efforts and financial support.


Adam Vane

Patrick McGuire


Awards & Recognition Committee
Diana Newman
Mitchell Thompson

International Outreach Committee
Marion Boultbee, Fred Brodzinski

Nominating Committee
Susan Diamond, Patrick McGuire

Programs & Resources Committee
Peter Dillon, Jeffrey Putman

Maritza Macdonald, Maryalice Mazzara, Tara Niraula

James J. Shields

Meet the full Alumni Council

Published Friday, Dec. 7, 2012